Welcome to my personal recipe share page. All the recipes found here are all tried and true. Some have been shared by friends and some are old family recipes. Others I've found on cooking sites, web pages and in cook books. All have been tweaked to my families liking. Please note that I don't create my own recipes and I'm not taking credit for others recipes. I'm simply sharing what has worked for us and sharing our favorites. Since I know how much I enjoy new and exciting recipes, I thought I would share them with the world! I get tired of making the same dish time and time again. It's true that while something is worthy of being enjoyed frequently, the same rotation gets old fast. The recipes you will find here, for the most part, are simple to create with easy to come by ingredients. While there may be the recipe that requires a little more effort, I can assure you that it will be worth it. There will also be plenty of crock pot creations for you to choose from. I hope that you find something here that appeals to you and that you will share your favorites with me. Enjoy and Bon Appetite!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fritos Chili Pie

This was FANTASTIC. I’m always looking for quick and easy recipes to try. Something a little different. Thanks to my friend Michelle for posting that she was having this for dinner and then so generously sharing the recipe with me. I made it the very next night! I’ve been wanting some chili anyway (come on cooler weather!) and this hit the spot. I’ve never had, nor heard of Fritos Chili Pie before. I guess I’ve been living under a rock! We all enjoyed this very much.
*Side Note: We had this for lunch the following day. I added a little water to rehydrate it and added some crackers and ate it like chili. YUM!
Here’s how I made mine!
Shredded Cheese

Make your chili, don’t use the canned stuff. For me, this means:

I browned 1.5lbs of turkey meat. Add 2 cans of diced tomatoes and 2 cans of chili beans. Also add chili flavoring. (I decided NOT to use the package of chili mix and found a recipe for homemade mix. It was AWESOME. You can find the recipe here.) I allowed this to cook up and blend well, and then I simmered it for about an hour. Once I was ready for the chili, I added 3 TBSP of Wondra to thicken the chili so that it was not watery.  

Now add 2 cups of Fritos to the bottom of a casserole dish. I broke mine a little using the palm of my hand once in the dish. Top with shredded cheese (or Velveeta if that’s what you prefer) and pile your chili over the top. Layer with more cheese and top that with crushed Fritos.

I put this under the broiler for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.

P.S. Since we’re trying to eat healthier, I used ground turkey meat and 50% less salt Fritos.

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